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Options August 23, 2017: Laughter Brings You Closer (to the)

Today, we'll hear two parts in one of an endlessly self-referential pair of long-ago Ken's Last Ever radio shows from Austin, TX, and type together about it/us/anything.

First half, "Surely Laughter Brings You Closer to the Guy (I think the cat just fell: Should I go (a way)?)," 2005's next to last show of a two-year series. Two years in one hour, and endless phone calls.

Second half, "Layered Laughter Brings New Closure to the Guy (She doesn't believe it was a cat. I don't know if it's good or bad, but it happens all the same. (always transforming and again))," the dramatic conclusion of all shows (a.k.a. last ever).

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Surely Laughter Brings You Closer to the Guy   Options Show #366, live May 24th, 2005 in Austin  2005  Full list of samples is here  0:00:00 (MP3 | )
Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza  Layered Laughter Brings New Closure to the Guy   Options Show #368, live May 31st, 2005 in Austin  2005  This very-last-ever show was originally here, still no list of samples  0:59:21 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:01pm listener james from westwood:

afternoon, Kenzo and all!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:01pm geezerette:

Hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:02pm fred:

Hello Kenzo, I read an article titled "I am Ramu" this morning and thought about a couple of your shows
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

But fred, you am Ramu.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I am very pleased to be sharing this aural experience with you all today.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Which I am accidentally hearing two copies of, which works well
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:06pm geezerette:

Infinite layers,Kenzo.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(No live phone calls today unless you can call 2005)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:08pm northguineahills:

I'm on it Kenzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:09pm fred:

If someone does, will you answer?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Clowns into cars
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Considering that station burned down three separate times since this show, it's hard to say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:12pm fred:

Is "Clowns into cars" your concept for a reboot of "Pimp my ride"?
  Wed. 8/23/17 5:14pm Santos L Halper:

This show is just what I needed. There, I said it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 5:14pm melinda:

This is my favorite Air song.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Santos, your need is just what I needed.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:19pm geezerette:

Looney-Tunes.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

melinda: Kinda hard to keep up with which song is which today. All the samples in this show were loops from shows in the preceding two years of Austin shows: lastever.org...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

northguineahills: What ARE you on, exactly?
  Wed. 8/23/17 5:20pm Santos L Halper:

I need you to need me?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:21pm geezerette:

it's okay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 5:25pm melinda:

I like these snippets. A bit of Kinks, some Magnetic Fields...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

They go by just fast enough that you forget
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:26pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Like life
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:32pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Reliving this is making me sweat. It was almost over forever.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This was pretty good for only having one phone input at that station. I had this contraption to switch between two lines.
  Wed. 8/23/17 5:37pm Dave in Vermont on the phone:

Yes
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:39pm geezerette:

me too.
  Wed. 8/23/17 5:39pm Dave in Vermont on the phone:

How now down brow
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:40pm Gary:

Howdy
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Howdy, it's a brow down
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:41pm northguineahills:

Ok, I'm out thanks Kenzo!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:42pm geezerette:

I knew a guy named Guy.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

ngh, we'll miss you!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hey, everyone, what's one thing that makes you laugh?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

After two years of calls from this brilliant fellow, this is the first moment I ever got him to respond to me live.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Just in time, then I left him forever
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:47pm fred:

Enrico Palazzo
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:47pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred, an obsession of yours?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:48pm fred:

No, just the first thing that came to mind
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, Gary! Hi, Dave in Vermont! Also hi, melinda, geezerette, fred, james from westwood, the ghost of northguinuehills, Santos L Halper, and secret silent laughers
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred Wed. 7/26/17 6:29pm: "Please play Enrico Palazzo!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:50pm fred:

I mostly laugh at unexpected stuff, so I had to reach for something predictable
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 5:51pm rbx:

nervous repetition makes me laugh - the laughter of others make me laugh - my dog makes me laugh
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 5:51pm rbx:

though thinking about the question I feel like I haven't laughed much lately, and that makes me just a touch sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:51pm fred:

I mostly dislike laughter
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:52pm fred:

I mostly like Twin Peaks samples
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 5:52pm rbx:

riffing on dumb bits with friends, trying to see them through to their illogical conclusions
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:53pm geezerette:

This collage makes me laugh.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Santos, send me your contact info so we never get separated again! lastever.org...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I was in a closing circle and they asked us all to inhale, and then laugh on the exhale. I didn't laugh!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Perhaps playing these shows was my response 3 days late / 12 years early.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:55pm geezerette:

laughing on command isn't funny.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:56pm geezerette:

ha ha ha,bleech!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 5:56pm fred:

Pet peeve: I hate it when people laugh when they just don't get what's going on at contemporary dance shows
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I laugh at surreal juxtapositions
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:56pm geezerette:

that is not the guy,
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 5:57pm steve:

hey Kenzo
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

steve! What makes you laugh? What doesn't make you laugh?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Whoops, the next-to-last-ever show is over in 1 minute
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(I'm listening to the radio to see when I go off the air)
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 5:59pm geezerette:

!
Thanks, Kenzo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 6:00pm steve:

oh geez i dont know i gotta think about that
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hey, we're back! The final hour of the final show ever in the final run of the Austin radio project before it started back up again
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:00pm fred:

It always feels weird to me when I hear "counterfolk"
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Yeah, well. Too hard to edit. It always felt weird to pronounce. My freaking domain name of desire was squatted for like 5 years before I finally got it.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:02pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm glad people actually believed me when I said it was the last one. It was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:03pm fred:

It feels weird because I had a blog named counterfnord, ages ago
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

So this here is the warm-up. Almost every show has this. I'm still hooking things up and calming down from whatever race to the show I just undertook, filling out paperwork, configuring things, pointing cameras, testing audio, and trying to rapidly find my center so that I may create something spontaneously interesting after so much hyper-thinking to get it started.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:04pm geezerette:

I looked at the "time" and laughed.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:04pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

That's right, your counterfnord thing always looked weird to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:05pm Parq:

I don't really understand what's happening but I'm looking forward to the show.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

geezerette: Reminds me, I once got so focused and excited about my show and it finished and I passed it off to the next DJ and then 15 minutes later I realized I'd done so half an hour early and neither of us had noticed.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:05pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Parq, welcome, and what makes you laugh and not laugh?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Sample from terrifying movie Requiem for a Dream
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:06pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh and some sample conversion issue causing the static
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I suspect I didn't realize at the start of this show that the whole thing would be a remix of the prior show (which we just heard)
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

My friend had been walking around the studio with my video camera the prior week, so I was using the audio from that
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:09pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Not eating enough doesn't make me laugh
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 6:10pm steve:

he doesnt believe its a cat? what does he think it is?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:11pm Parq:

Funny stuff makes me laugh. Not funny stuff makes me not laugh.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:11pm Doug Schulkind:

KLERE!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:11pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

GTDS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:12pm fred:

I liked the music to Requiem for a Dream, so a friend ripped it for me, but I never got around to watch it. I lost it after a disk crash, but also way after seeing Inland Empire and giving up on movies altogetger
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

RFAD was a amazing and I'll never watch it again nor recommend it to anyone I don't want to send into unnecessary trauma
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:13pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This is Yen Hung again. Where do you want me to go? I met him at this, club, this...social club!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:16pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I wonder if Yen Hung's life changed after he told the radio audience he was watching a pornography "flick" while calling in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:16pm fred:

The occasional Coco Rosie sample is freaking me out
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

After The Guy finally responded to me last week (last hour), we had a spontaneous hour-long co-interview in an impromptu show, some of which is sampled this show. Hence also the bump in show numbers between this two shows.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:18pm geezerette:

surf's up. time is good.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Parq, have you come to understand anything yet?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

steve, have you thought of anything yet?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

rbx, what else?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:21pm Parq:

Uh, no. Is that likely to detract from my enjoyment of the show in some way?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:21pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Takes notes on clipboard)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 6:24pm steve:

oh yeah, ive thought of so many things!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:24pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(Nods ambiguously)
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:25pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I wish all the people inside this show could hear it now. I wrote to many of them!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:25pm geezerette:

s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:29pm Doug Schulkind:

So stimulating and soothing simultaneously, this is.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:29pm geezerette:

a little like a carnival midway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:30pm fred:

For a while this sounded like the love child of Steve Reich and Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:30pm Parq:

This kinda reminds me -- Shelly Hirsch is doing a performance in the park right outside my office later tonight. I've got a ton of work but I hope to see at least a little of it.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:30pm geezerette:

( ! )
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:31pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

In 28 minutes I quit forever
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:31pm geezerette:

now I want pizza.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:32pm Rand al'Thor:

Here for the last half hour.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:33pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

'I assume you're severely depressed"
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:33pm still b/p:

Great ! Just got here, and heard a reporter a moment ago on the radio in the kitchen use the term "double down," so I NEEDS the anitidote in this non-noodnik, nonconforming kind of good goulash! Mmmm.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:33pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome, Rand! What makes you laugh? What doesn't make you laugh?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, still b/p. We were just about to double down and dosie do.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:34pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Took me a couple of years to figure out what was freezing up my Winamps. Still hadn't licked it yet.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:35pm Rand al'Thor:

Machines talking to me makes me laugh.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:35pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:35pm fred:

@Parq: If it's right outside your office why not catch it all then go back in? Maybe you won't, but no matter what you do you'll still have a ton of work. Catch up with that later, it's not going away
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:36pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

fred, I'm consistently honored that you push past your bedtime to be here.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:36pm Gary:

I laugh at everything. www.pinterest.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:37pm Parq:

Fred, for reason I won't go into now, once I leave, I can't come back tonight. But the second half of your analysis makes a lot of sense.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:38pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Doug, glad this is stimusoothing you.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:39pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I'm seeing newly restored Blade Runner in a theater next week. I haven't sampled that movie in a long time. I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:39pm still b/p:

Doobie do, devil dogs and dancing daughters! The interpretation-rich phrase, "freezing up my winamps" reminds me of a description I heard once of a radio spoof show in which there'd be home and gardening advice such as, "First we'll stuff some creepers up your trellis."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:40pm Carmichael:

Geez, I finally made it. Heya Kenzo and others.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Dastardly doings
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:41pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Welcome to the other side, Carmichael. I've had a terrible headache ever since staring into that big sun thing
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:41pm mossy lightouse:

i am here now! i have developed a good habit of working on music in the afternoons; thankfully now i also have some long extravaganza combinations to hear! i prefer to keep up with them also though! thankfully it only crowed twice!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Which is in fact why this week is 12 years ago last ever and not new first ever
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:42pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

mossy! always transforming and again
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:44pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Where is this going, Ken? He asks in the last 15 minutes ever
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Feel free to fondle the favorites fstars for this free for fall
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:45pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Further, Facebook fanning is fine: www.facebook.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:46pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Is my pizza ready?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:46pm still b/p:

This is like a hearing and cognitive test. "Raise your hand when you first recognize little BOC thing working in the weave."

What's the point, did a sampled soul ask? Third place in the Edinburgh Fringe funniest joke contest: "I've given up asking rhetorical questions. What's the point?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:46pm Carmichael:

The pizza you ordered in 2005?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:46pm mossy lightouse:

The wtju notes for 11-1 on wednesdays seems to indicate that you might be casually alternating weeks! i want to indicate that i am happy to at least have read that, it is ok if it is not up to date.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:48pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

mossy: Tuesdays! And yes it's so casual that I haven't done it in at least 3 weeks. But definitely next Tuesday 11pm-1am ET! Assuming the eclipse virus passes out of me.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:48pm geezerette:

actually collaging?,actually collaging?actually collaging?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:48pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I think I should go
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(OK?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:49pm Carmichael:

I haven't heard this show in years.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:49pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Hi, this is Yen Hung again!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:50pm geezerette:

this is how earth sounds from space.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:50pm Rand al'Thor:

I haven't gone to the window.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:50pm Gary:

Super Japan Part 4 of 5 starts here in ~10 minutes: wfmu.org...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Relive the moment, the show ended forever in 8 minutes. Lives ended, bodies relocated, cars were stolen, and the cat did fall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:52pm fred:

With the AVX work I'm doing these days, your mind-scrambling shows should count as either training or much needed readjustment
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:52pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This ending moment reminds me how much I love you, all of you. I'll miss you most of all, Scarecrow.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:53pm geezerette:

Thanks,Kenzo!
should I go now?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

This ending moment also reminds me I'm not much for goodbyes. They threw me a going-away party and it was all they could do to get me to actually go to it.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:53pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

geezerette: Number 1 or number 2?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:53pm Carmichael:

Let's give this show a decent Viking funeral.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:54pm geezerette:

um, both.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:54pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I didn't even loop a dirge
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:54pm Rand al'Thor:

I'm not one for parties.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:54pm Rand al'Thor:

I'm not one for good-byes.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The party was more like a receiving line with everyone telling me long-queued-up appreciations and affections one by one. It brought new closure to the guy.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:55pm geezerette:

that guy. again.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:55pm still b/p:

The Ending Moment! Now with extra vaganza!
"Since you gotta go, oh you'd better
Go now go now, go now..."
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

FB commenter: "what happened to Number 4??? "is She recyclable?""
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

3 minutes to go, can't even tell!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:57pm fred:

I once didn't go to my own birthday party. I don't think anyone noticed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:57pm Carmichael:

Like life, the show just stops.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Oh now it feels like something's (un)happening
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 6:58pm fred:

Was it last-ever from the start?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:58pm mossy lightouse:

Thank you for the good news about continued live shows! It is pleasing to hear also about your party; it does sound very tuned in, humane, honest, medicinal, freewheeling, colorful, and welcoming to everyone who was there to be themselves, and merge with many good present and future aspects with which they could!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Kisses and goodbyes, Carmichael, fred, stil b/p, geezerette, Rand, Gary, mossy, Parq, Doug, steve, rbx, Dave, ngh, Santos, melinda, james...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

5 seconds
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:59pm Rand al'Thor:

<3 Ken. Thank you.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 6:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

I think I didn't sufficiently explain to people that was the last one. Oh well.
  Wed. 8/23/17 7:00pm Santos L Halper:

Are we there yet?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 7:00pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Santos, I'm still waiting for your friendly email. To my name at lastever.org
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

thanks, Kenzo!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 7:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The audio archive of this show will appear right here in 10 minutes!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 7:18pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

And...there it is! Enjoy, and please post more comments here as you listen!
  Sat. 8/26/17 4:58am Lily:

As tears fell into the saltwater bath today, I thought of Batty crying in the rain. I didn't know you had typed that about Bladerunner above, Ken. In the bath, as I wept, I was listening to myself in the past, laughing. I was listening to Zach, the cat who fell, who wasn't hurt, but often cried just to show he was there, who died about a year after that and was buried by Joy, his owner. That really is her name. You might wonder. She lives in Portland now too. I sometimes wonder if she hears this show ever and feels weird that at points I'm laughing while her cat cries. I feel kind of weird about it myself. She seems to have a new cat now.

After the bath, when I could walk again, after my shift at the coop, I met a person I've seen on the bus a number of times on my way to work at the other coop. I take the bus until next week because someone smashed my bike in half and hurt my body and left me mangled in the road at 1:00 am, after a long night of work at a shelter, at the very end of April. April is the cruelest month.

The person walked up to me and said, "I see you on my bus all of the time and I've wanted to meet you". I said, "Okay". He held out his hand to me and said," My name's Happy, what's yours?". "Lily", I said. "I like your name!", I said. "I like yours too", he said. "Maybe I'll get to talk more with you someday", I said. "I'm sure that will be the case" He said.

My friend is likely giving me a bike next week as I pass through Seattle. I have only ridden a bike once in 4 months, the longest I've ever gone without riding since I first got a bike in childhood. I also miss dancing. I really hope that I am able to dance again. What is life without dancing, without bikes? It is a difficult place to laugh from, but my old self reminded me of how, but first I had to fill the bath with tears.

It is so strange that the person I was said, "There's a cough that won't go away". It did go away, and why couldn't I even temporarily own it? Don't most people say, "I have a cough that won't go away, that lingers"? Even so, the thing that strikes me is that it did go away.

I no longer find the guy calming. I don't know about inflating or deflating egos. I guess they're penetrable, which allows for like their inhale and exhale?

Even with all of this pain, and beauty, and everything, life still feels a little see-through, like it's not totally happening. Or maybe that's just the cumulative trauma talking. I hope that you're well and happy!

Maybe, now I'm the wall. :)
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